I recently discovered the concept of graphic resumes when I started following some new graphic designers on Pinterest, and I gotta tell ya, I’m OBSESSED. They are the best thing I’ve seen in awhile when it comes to self promotion, and are an excellent way to create wow factor with potential employers or clients.
Because I am in love with this idea, I recently used this concept to create my new About Page with this graphic:
Cool right? It looks really put together and hip, if I do say so myself. Using this style of resume to attract new clients or employers may be the thing that gets them to call you instead of someone else, especially if you are in a more artistic or tech field. It would be a bit of a risk in a more conservative field like accounting, although you can’t argue that it will definitely be noticed.
To create your own, you’ll need to have access to a graphic design program. I use Canva because it’s free, offers graphic design lessons, and I know my way around it pretty well now. It does get glitchy every now and then, but it’s still a pretty great program. When designing, here are some pointers to keep in mind:
- Only use 2-3 fonts for the whole page. Too many fonts look chaotic.
- The same goes for colors, 2-4 max.
- Use large, bold, or colored fonts to make important information stand out.
- Use clearly defined spaces to make it easier on the eye.
If all this graphic design overwhelms you, but you want one of these resumes anyway, I created the template below for you to input your own information. Follow this link to access the editable Canva version. You will need a free Canva account for this.
If you want to see more of these designs, check out my Graphic Design Resumes board on Pinterest, where the obsession began. There are some seriously cool designs on there, as well as some companies who will create them for you if you don’t want to do it yourself. Happy job hunting everyone!